Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Hungary summons US envoy over McCain's 'dictator PM' comment

Hungary summoned the United States' top diplomat today to protest against comments by US Senator John McCain branding Prime Minister Viktor Orban a "neofascist dictator."

US Navy strategy for long warship deployment starts in Asia

An upcoming 16-month deployment of the USS Fort Worth, a new coastal warship built by Lockheed Martin Corp, kicks off a new strategy by the US Navy that it says will save money and help maintain a presence overseas despite tighter budgets.

'ISIS is world's richest terrorist army, Barack Obama's plan insufficient'
'ISIS is world's richest terrorist army, Barack Obama's plan insufficient'

Even as US President presented a robust rhetoric about how to combat the monstrous advance of the Islamic State extremists, Senator John McCain denied that America was any safer than it was five years ago, adding that Obama's failure to retain a residual force in Iraq led to the rise of the ISIS.

US senator pushes for more action against Islamic State

US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain Sunday reiterated calls for the White House to do more to tackle what he says is a threat from the Islamic State (IS), the Sunni militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.

McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State

Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and said the attacks should also extend into Syria.

Modi for ambitious India-US strategic partnership: McCain

A top American lawmaker has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to focus India-US partnership on an ambitious strategic agenda.

US senator John McCain meets PM Narendra Modi

The US has high level of expectations about a new momentum of India`s economic growth under the new government, a senior American Senator Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed desire to take the relationship to a new level.

US spying row overshadows McCain`s trip to India

A visit to India by US Senator John McCain on Wednesday was overshadowed by a row over reports that the National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Bharatiya Janata Party in 2010.

`India, US must commit to it for true strategic partnership`

If India and the US are to build a truly strategic partnership, the two countries must each commit to it and defend it in equal measure, Republican Senator John McCain said.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

No role for US military in Ukraine crisis: McCain

US Defence hawk Senator John McCain stressed that deployment of US military force to Ukraine remained unthinkable, but said President Barack Obama nevertheless has failed to stand up to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Reconsider Iraq Apache sale over reported Iran arms deal: US senator

US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

McCain fury over `secret` Congress move on drones

A political row erupted after a media reported that US lawmakers secretly inserted language into a huge spending bill that blocks major changes to the nation`s controversial drone programme.

Vladimir Putin destroying Russia`s global reputation: John McCain

US Senator John McCain accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of ruling through violence and repression.

John McCain gives it back to Putin, calls him tyrant in Russian op-ed

In a tit-for-tat retort to Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in New York Times, US Senator John McCain wrote a sharp-worded opinion piece in Russian newspaper Pravda, calling the Russian President a tyrant who ruled by repression and corruption and did not “believe in Russians”.

US-Russia plan on Syria ‘provocative weakness’ on America’s part: John McCain

Slamming US-Russia deal on dismantling Syria chemical arms, Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday termed Barack Obama’s move as a “provocative weakness on America’s part”.

McCain to pen op-ed for Russia`s Pravda

US Senator John McCain will pen a column for Moscow`s Pravda newspaper, in which the outspoken lawmaker is likely to criticise Russian President Vladimir Putin, his office confirmed.

John McCain caught playing poker on iPhone at Syria debate

Senator John McCain, a longtime advocate for forceful military intervention in Syria, was caught playing poker on his smartphone as top officials testified at one of the most pivotal congressional hearings of the year.

Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

Having announced over the weekend that he`ll seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Assad regime, the Obama administration is now trying to rally support among Americans and their congressman and senators.